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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. speekez

    speekez Well-Known Member

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    Speaking as an Alden/shell fetishist here, most of these videos are beyond creepy. The series where the guy takes new shells out of the box in a hotel room and SLOWLY talks about them. It's repulsive, guys, truly. Who does that benefit? Dyslexic Alden fans?
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew
    thank you
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    welcome to the forum
     


  4. patrick_b

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    If you made the mistake of reading the comments in that 2nd video, you will quickly realize that the video is just as creepy as the dude rubbing one out to/with his shoes. Even creepier is the individual who seeks out this genre of video and feels the need to share.
     


  5. Hill

    Hill Senior member

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    Welcome to the forum. I purchased the same boot from the irregular list, only in snuff suede. Had to get TTS but it fits reasonably well with an insole.

    I'm also on the fence as to whether or not I'll keep them. I love almost everything about the boots, but as hard as I try I can't seem to warm up to the modified last. It just seems too tapered at the arch for a Boondocker style boot.

    The defect is so minor that it would kill me to return them at nearly half price, but I don't want to spend money on a boot I don't love. I'm going to sit with them a bit longer to try to open up to the last. Here's a photo of the defect, which is not visible when they are on.

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    And a few more of the boot. Accurate color in all but the last picture.

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  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I love how that boot looks in your pictures
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    If that boot was available in 10 or 10.5 I would be all over it. Perfect boot imo
     


  8. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    How can I remove the black stains in the folds on #8 ptb?

    I've tried Excessive brushing with horse hair brush and rubbing with Reno. They didn't work.

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  9. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Did they come like that? or is it something that develop or was caused accidentally since you've been wearing them? Does it have a texture? or is it beneath the finish?

    Probably not the answer you are looking for, but if all else fails, maybe you can hide it with paste wax?


    Good Luck!
     
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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    I would keep the boot
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    wipe with a damp wet cloth in the creases
     


  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    #8 lhs, bb unlined
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  13. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    alden unrelated, so please bear with me for a moment..

    does anyone have a line on some standard, black cotton shoe bags? I've found myself with too many bagged up options and am thinking color coordinated may be the way to go, by manufacturer.

    or, if someone has some personally in black that they are looking to sell off, pm me for 4 pr (all shoes sizes, boot size not nec)

    thanks in advance!
     


  14. BeSpiffington

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    Uncle Mac, this is the shoe that first got me interested in shell cordovan. When looking for suitable footwear on the BB website I came across a "penny loafer" that cost an astounding $650. On you these loafers look fantastic.
     


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